2011 Lincoln MKX Overview

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The 2011 Lincoln MKZ is a luxury crossover. It is a truly classy car with some great style. Here are some of the pertinent information regarding the MKZ.


Pricing for the Lincoln MKZ starts at $34,225 (4WD). The AWD version starts at $36,115. There are many package options available for purchase to increase this price. Those extras will be discussed below.


The Lincoln MKZ features a 3.5 liter DOHC V6 engine. It can get up to 263 horsepower at a redline 6250 rpm and 249 foot pounds of torque at only 4500 rpm. It comes as a front wheel drive vehicle or all wheel drive, with a 6 speed automatic transmission. It has a length of about 16 feet, a height of about 4.5 feet, and almost 7 foot in width. It can seat five passengers, with power seats and lumbar support. These seats also can change from hot to cold with the push of a button.


When it comes to safety, the MKZ is as good as any car out there on the road. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the MKZ a Top Safety Pick award for being one of the safest cars available. To quote the IIHS, they boast that it received the Top Safety Pick due to "good performance in front, side, rollover, and rear tests and standard electronic stability control." The electronic stability control on this model is top notch, with brake traction control included as well. There are anti lock brakes, daytime running lights, and a "beltminder" system. For airbags, there are front seat airbags, as well as side curtain airbags in both rows of seats. It is classified as a LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) certified car, making it safe for children in car seats.

Fuel Economy

The fuel economy of the Lincoln MKZ depends on which drivetrain you get, either the FWD or AWD. The front wheel drive model gets 27 miles per gallon on the highway and 18 miles per gallon in the city. The AWD gets a little less at 24 miles per gallon on the highway and 17 miles per gallon in the city.


On the outside of the car, chrome is found all around: on the mirror, exhaust, door handles, etc. A power moon roof is included, as well as solar tinted glass. 17 inch wheels are standard, but 17 inch chrome and 18 inch aluminum are available in added packages.


On the interior, there is wood trim throughout the car. Leather also encompasses the car, from the seats to the steering wheel. It even offers a blind spot information system to help you out with cars you may not be able to see. Auto dimming mirrors, one touch windows, and power all-around rounds out the interior.


A great addition would be Sirius satellite radio if you are a sports fan or a talk show radio fan. You can get a voice activated navigation system to assist you with getting around town. A premium sound system with 14 speakers and an auxiliary input is also available.

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